Analysis From the presidential race, to a government shutdown, to control of the Senate
Mourners gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Friday night after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s passing. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday is about to consume everything in American politics.
It is not just that liberals will mourn her passing as a progressive folk hero. It is not just the tributes that will come from Americans of all walks of life, who admired her grit and intellect — even those who disagreed with the decisions she made from the court.
Who she was, what she represented, and the mere timing of her death will basically freeze politics until the first presidential debate on Sept. 29 — and beyond.
Here are three things to watch going forward:
Yes, there will be a funeral. But looming over all of this is: What happens with Ginsburg’s seat?From all appearances, Ginsburg understood that . According to NPR, her dying wish, as told to her granddaughter, was about this very point.“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg said.Shortly after the news of her death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) […]
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